Post-Ape – The World Is Over + MORE Dec 7th

 

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Review: A Birthday of the Darmstadt Avant-Garde + MORE

A three-day festival in New York celebrated the fruits of a German summer music workshop that proved to be a wellspring of experimental compositions..... More »
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Why can’t we get just one Femmes album? We can + MORE

THEY were alternative darlings with songs like Blister in the Sun and Add It Up. So do the 2016 version of Violent Femmes stay true to their heritage?.... More »
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Hamilton Leithauser announces North American tour + MORE

Photo by Steven Arroyo Hamilton Leithauser, formerly of The Walkmen, has announced a new string of North American tour dates. Supporting his solo debut Black Hours, Leithauser will play a set of East Coast shows with Lord Huron before heading down to Texas for a run by himself. He’ll pick.... More »
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‘One erection’ condoms keep you ‘up all night’ + MORE

THE band members think a new range of condoms mocking their album cover is hilarious, but their management team isn’t thrilled at all..... More »
Why the next Lorde could be a 50-year-old guyBreakthrough acts tend to master a balancing act: how to sound the same as past successes, but different, too.

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Miley Cyrus is ready to “Adore You” for her next single off Bangerz.
The emotional ballad is slated to hit radio on January 6, Billboard reports. The news comes months after the singer confessed to MTV News that it was one of the two tracks she was considering as the third release off her chart-topping October album…

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News: Holly Throsby writes about marriage equality, comes outSinger-songwriter and one-third of Seeker Lover Keeper Holly Throsby wrote about marriage equality in Australia and why it's denied to her and her partner.

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Post-Ape – The World Is Over

– www.electric-banana.co.uk

Post-Ape – The World Is Over

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What’s this?
Post-2010, the music world started to go very post-punk. The ’80s revival is now in full swing, with artists from across a range of genres picking up where the likes of Depeche Mode and New Order left off. The classic synth sounds that originated in that suddenly-most-popular of decades are popping up left, right and centre, updating everything from disco to indie for the recycling generation…

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Virtually famous: Vance Joy

– www.standard.co.uk

Virtually famous: Vance JoyThis year, every time it felt like the charts were one relentless barrage of brash dance and hip hop, something acoustic and gentle snuck through – the musical equivalent of a farmers’ market taking up residence in the clone-store high street. It may have begun with Ed Sheeran’s incongruous hit The A Team in 2011, while in 2013 we had Passenger’s Let Her Go and Ho Hey by The Lumineers offering that handcrafted feel on the radio…

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2014 Grammy Nominations: Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift … And Sara Bareilles?The Grammys announced their nominations with some extra flash and fanfare this year, flipping the usual early morning podium announcement into a primetime concert special live from the Staples Center in L.A. LL Cool J, who hosted last year’s Grammy broadcast, was back to MC this show as he will for the ceremony on 1/26…

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After Roc Nation Sports’ huge deal, experts weigh in to MTV News on how this may signal a ‘new beginning’ in sports.

By Rob Markman

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Whatcha Say: Britney Spears And Carrie Underwood In ‘The Sound Of Music’ Got Our Readers TalkingDid you feel that festive feeling this week? The Christmas season is truly upon us — and now that Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson and Leona Lewis serenaded us at the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony, it’s really official.
But the pop releases haven’t stopped just yet! Our beloved ringleader Britney Spears released her eighth studio album Britney Jean, her Most Personal Album Ever, while we saw new releases from the likes of Justin Bieber…

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ASAP Mob Talks Rumored Beef with Pro Era, Taste in Women, Method Man & More with Hot 97
After releasing their new single, Harlem’s own A$AP Mob stopped by Hot 97 studios this week to chat with the morning show crew. A$AP Ferg, Nast, and Twelvy speak on a rumored beef with Joey Bada$$’ Pro Era crew over the 90s-inspired “Trillmatic” video, different taste in women, getting Method Man on their new single, and how the “Shabba Ranks” remix came together…

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The singer weighs in on the much-discussed musical!    

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The tradition of Guitar Player presenting Consulting Editor Jim Campilongo’s annual Christmas engagement continues to build momentum. This year when we help Yoshi’s San Francisco bring the Bay Area’s favorite twang jazzman home there will be an additional performance by his new trio, and special Christmas prizes.

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Carlos Santana frowns. The look is so uncharacteristic, because this whole afternoon his expression runs consistently from beatific to boyish and back. He riffs amiably about receiving inspiration from angels and discloses secrets about his quest for the “universal tone,” about how he learned to distill longing and joy in a single note — that pristine, piercing Santana sound that’s instantly recognizable from San Francisco to Singapore…

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Jazz mecca returning to Bay Area?

– www.mercurynews.com

The Bay Area’s jazz scene offers more choices these days than any one fanatic can handle, as new venues have opened during the past year. That makes sense to Berkeley drummer Scott Amendola, who says clubs are ‘where the music was born, and that’s where it lived for decades, and that’s where it feels the best…

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